New York. April 19, 1919. “St. Paul’s Church and St. Paul Building from Woolworth Building.” The St. Paul Building at left, seen here in the previous post in 1900 when it was one of the world’s tallest, now cut down to size by its much bigger neighbors. Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.
New York circa 1900. “Gillender Building.” This improbably slender tower at the corner of Nassau and Wall Streets, one of the tallest buildings in the city when it was completed in 1897, met the wrecking ball in 1910. View full size.
A vertiginous view of New York circa 1910. “Broadway from Chambers Street — City Hall Park, Post Office, Park Row, City Investing and Singer buildings.” 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.
New York, 1909. “Hotel Astor, Times Square.” Points of interest include the galleon lodged in the hotel facade, as well as a sign on the building next door advertising the fifth Vanderbilt Cup auto race. View full size.